Being tired of getting limited by your PC hardware specifications, Cloud-gaming has made it possible to play your favorite game on your PC without having high-end hardware specifications.
Nowadays, there is a boom in Cloud-gaming and it is changing people’s mindsets about instead of investing in a high-end PC, in order to play their favorite high-end games, investing in a good internet connection could prove more beneficial for them to play high-end games on low-end PC.
Curious to know how? well in this article we’ll give a compressive guide about the Cloud-gaming platform “NVidia GeForce Now”
What is NVidia GeForce Now
Geforce Now is also a cloud-based gaming service provided by NVidia supporting up to 1440p at 120FPS on ultra settings and also provides us RTX 3080 supported servers to give us the best quality gameplay even on low-end Pc, no matter what kind of hardware specifications you have on your end. It comes with different plans to choose from.
How NVidia Geforce Now Works
Being a Cloud-gaming platform, it allows users to play their favorite games just by clicking a few options, and enjoy their favorite high-quality games.
Nvidia Geforce Now, like many cloud-gaming platforms, doesn’t sell games and also doesn’t provide full access to all games, in order to play your favorite games you have to link your steam or epic games or Ubisoft account and you can launch the game. What I mean by that is, that you can only play games that you own. Like which you have already purchased from third-party distributors like steam or epic.
But don’t worry there are a few games provided by NVidia which are completely free So you can also play them as well.
Is GeForce Now free?
The answer is “yes” because there are three plans for Nvidia Geforce Now, FREE, PRIORITY, and RTX 3080. So, with a free plan, you can enjoy your favorite game but there are definitely some restrictions you have to bear like 1-hour session length and basic rig.
How Much Does the Nvidia GeForce Now cost?
Now the question here is how much does it really cost?
As NVidia GeForce Now comes with three plans FREE, PRIORITY, and RTX 3080.
There is a free tier of NVidia Geforce Now, which allows you limited access with
- Basic Rig
- 1-Hour Session Length
- Standard access
You will have to wait for minutes to get into the server if you are using the free tier of NVidia Geforce Now.
The Priority tier costs you 9.99$ for 1 month and 49.99$ for 6 months. Priority plan members enjoy:
- Premium Rig | RTX On
- 6-Hour Session Length
- Up to 1080p and 60fps
It cost you 100$ for 6 months and allows you to access;
- Premium Rig | RTX On
- 8-Hour Session Length
- Exclusive access to RTX 3080 servers
- Up to 1440p at 120FPS (Pc/ma)
- Up to 4K HDR SHIELD TV
NVidia Geforce Now is compatible with Windows and mac desktops as well as android and ios devices.
Here’s a thing, you can only play at 1440p at 120fps if you have a monitor that has a resolution of 1440p and supports 120 fps. NVidia Geforce Now is also compatible with many Smart TVs
NVidia Geforce Now is available in 30 countries including Uk, US, and North America
The only best requirement for cloud gaming is having the best Internet connection, there is no way around this because for cloud gaming your pc hardware doesn’t matter at all. The only thing that matters is your internet speed.
So, for all tiers of NVidia GeForce Now, you must have at least 50mbps to 100mbps of download speed, especially if you buy the RTX 3080 tier
Also being a Cloud-based service, there are no such system requirements because the game runs on their servers. But in case you buy their RTX 3080 tier then you will definitely need a good monitor which supports the high-quality resolution and a high refresh rate.
In 2022, Cloud-gaming has become much more popular than before. Because of the accessibility to high-speed internet. See, with cloud gaming you are trading your hardware cost with their membership plans, which are a lot cheaper than hardware prices. So investing in good internet and a few dollars in buying the “Priority” or “RTX 3080” plan, could prove much cheaper than a high-end PC.
But if you can’t afford a good high-speed internet connection, then cloud gaming is definitely not for you. Even if you buy the RTX 3080 tier, it will definitely prove a waste of money.
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